TIPS TO AVOID BEING OVERCOME BY THE HEAT

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Heat related emergencies can be fatal. If you are planning to hike, climb, or cycle in the hot weather follow these safety tips.

Plan to bring along two gallons of water per person, per day. Drink the water and do not economize. When the water is half gone, it’s time to turn back. Avoid hiking alone. Always inform a friend or family member of your planned route and expected return.

Carry a map and compass and know how to use them. Check the weather forecast before your hike but recognize desert weather can change suddenly. Carry a headlamp on every hike, even a short-day hike. The desert can be deadly, and a little planning can keep you safe.